#1 Affordable Massage Tools For Your DIY Massage

Massage Tools

Massage Tools – I am one (maybe you too?) of the millions of people in the world who suffer from back pain. I have been dealing with Chronic Back Pain for many years now and still do currently. 

My list of back-related treatments, therapies, and procedures is long. I have experienced treatments from one end of the spectrum to the other. From topical creams to having Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (TLIF).  If there is a treatment for back pain chances are I have tried it before.

Do you suffer from spasms, muscle strains, back pain? You can get relief from those issues and more by getting a massage from a massage tool. There is nothing like having a professional massage or sitting in a decked out massage chair. But having a professional massage can become quite costly. You will have to fork out anywhere from $70 to $150 or more to have a professional massage. 

Keep in mind, you have to pay every time you want a massage. A massage chair will cost you a lot more upfront but at least you would have something to show for it at the end of the day. Well, actually for years to come is more like it. 

A Massage Therapist or a Massage Chair is not for everyone. However, there are several different massage tools to choose from that you could get that might be a better fit for you. 

Massage Tools for Your DIY Massage

There are wet rocks that are used for massage tools.

When you use any of the massage tools it’s considered getting a massage the DIY way. Because you can give yourself a massage and not have to rely on anyone else. There are a lot of great massage tools on the market to make this happen. Many massage tools can be used manually meaning they do require electricity or batteries to run. The massage tools I am reviewing here do today require electricity or batteries to run. This means less work on your part. The last thing you need when you want a massage is to have to do all the work.

These massage tools will cost you a fraction of what a professional massage would. Keep in mind, once you get the tool or tools you need, that’s it. Every massage you give yourself after that is free from that point on. Unlike a professional massage where you have to sink money into it every time you want a massage. 

Plus, no appointments to make and you get a massage whenever you want. Massages have many health benefits like stress reduction, increased circulation, better sleep and pain relief. 

Most massage tools are portable and can be used anywhere. Many massage tools can be used in multiple parts of your body.  Massage tools are great anytime and I absolutely LOVE them! 

For me, regardless if I had chronic back pain or not, there is always a reason to have a back massage. As I stated above, they are great for relieving stress, improving your blood circulation, relieving back pain and more. There are many positive health benefits you will get from a massage.

Shiatsu Elite II Massage Cushion with Soothing Heat

Shiatsu Elite II Massage Cushion with Soothing Heat

Before I had ever used a massage cushion, I had made the assumption that they would not be that good.  After having spent time in a massage chair I could not imagine how a seat cushion could even come close to that. 

You have a chair that is built from the ground up specifically for massaging and therapeutic purposes. A massage cushion is made for massage purposes as well but you put it on top of the chair.  For some reason, I had these preconceived thoughts before trying the massage cushion that it would feel like a massage chair. Which when you think about it that’s expecting a lot and not being realistic. Plus, it’s an unfair comparison. 

When I finally tried the massage cushion I was pleasantly surprised at the massage it gave me. It was not like a massage you would get from a massage chair which is to be expected. But it was much better than I thought it would be and a nice alternative to a massage chair. 

Not to mention, a hell of a lot cheaper. 

The Shiatsu Elite II Massage Cushion is a very easy to use massager that features 3 massage styles: rolling with width adjustment, kneading shiatsu and spot massage. You can address any issues on your neck, seat, and shoulders all at once or separately. It has 3 preset massage programs and you can add heat for the consummate massage. This device comes with a programmed controller along with an integrated strapping system that will fit most chairs.

The a man sit on a Shiatsu Elite II Massage Cushion that is sitting on top of a chair.

This cushion can fit many of your needs when it comes to a DIY self-massage experience. Choose between three back-massage zones of lower, upper, and entire back along with two different massage styles. If you want a deep muscle massage select the kneading shiatsu. The rolling with width adjustment feature works well for a gentle relaxing massage.

You can pinpoint certain areas with the spot massage feature. To add to your massage there is a heat feature for adding additional comfort. I think having a heat feature is a must when it comes to a massager.

The Shiatsu Elite II Massage Cushion has a pre-programmed controller making all of your options easily accessible at the push of a button. There is no need for memorization of button patterns to activate/deactivate. Its integrated strapping system will fit most chairs making the massage cushion secure and stay in place.

Finally, the tension in your neck & shoulders will get dissolved away from the massage. It adjusts to your perfect height and has the ability to reverse the massage direction for added comfort. 


Cordless Throw & Cape with Soothing Heat & Vibrating Massage

This is not your usual massage tool but its very effective. Its the Cordless Throw & Cape with Soothing Heat & Vibrating Massage.

Are you one of those people who is always cold? Imagine curling up on the sofa with a blanket that keeps you warm but gives you a massage at the same time. Introducing the HoMedics® Cordless Throw & Cape with tranquilizing Heat and a Vibrating Massage.

This throw has a versatile design meaning it can be used as a traditional throw, or you have the option of converting into a cape for draping it over your shoulders. It’s perfect for sitting on the porch in the evening when there is a chill in the air or if you like to go camping, it will help you get through those cool nights.

The built-in massager will vibrate and relax any tension in your neck, shoulders, and back muscles.  Then add in some heat from its heating feature for the ultimate soothing experience. This product features a rechargeable battery for portability and convenience. The controls are Integrated into the cape making using the massage feature very simple.

This the Cordless Throw & Cape with Soothing Heat & Vibrating Massage tool.
  • Life of luxury – The HoMedics® Cordless Throw & Cape works as a super-plush convertible throw keeps you warm, and comfy as a throw or as a snap-in-place wearable cape.
  • Good vibrations – You will get a Stimulating vibrating massage where you can adjust the intensity to deliver a tailored experience. 
  • Heat things up – The heat feature does add an extra layer to your massage that can be turned on with a simple press of a button

When you think of massage tools, this may not be what you would expect. However, I had to list it because of its growing popularity and track record.


Shiatsu Elite 3D Shiatsu & Vibration Massage Pillow with Heat

This shows a man laying on a sofa on his back with his head resting on a massage tool the Shiatsu Elite 3D Shiatsu & Vibration Massage Pillow with Heat.

The HoMedics® Shiatsu Elite 3D Shiatsu & Vibration Massage Pillow with Heat serves up a circular kneading massage with stimulating vibration. This will loosen up tight muscles and help with the pain from strains. 

There are some great massage tools that use cutting edge technology and this device is one of them. The pillow’s massaging nodes move in an inward and outward motion for providing a deeper, therapeutic massage. The 3D Shiatsu and Vibration Massage Pillow are built with a versatile design that allows you to focus on your shoulders, back, and neck.

Go Deep with the Shiatsu Technique

The shiatsu massage technique is great for loosening up tired sore muscles. This device uses massage nodes to pinpoint your knots and pressure points. Then use gentle-to-firm repetitive motions to loosen and relax your muscles. The deep circular movements is key to really working your muscles and releasing any tension.

Heat and Vibration for a Paramount Experience

This massage tool shows the nodes heated up looking red. This is the Shiatsu Elite 3D Shiatsu & Vibration Massage Pillow with Heat.

The pillow’s optional heat and vibration features collectively infiltrate your tired and worn out muscles in your lower and upper back, neck, and shoulders. The vibrating massage aids in reaching deeper tissues and organs in your body. This is to stimulate the blood flow and soothe sore muscles. When you use the heat and vibration feature in tandem with the deep-kneading shiatsu massage feature,  you will get a paramount massage experience.

Portable and Always Road Trip Ready

This is the Shiatsu Elite 3D Shiatsu & Vibration Massage Pillow with Heat. It is placed behinds a mans head as he lays back on a sofa.

This product is designed to be portable. The pillow’s compact and lightweight design makes it easy for traveling. The pillow will easily fit on most chairs.  It’s 6-foot cord and integrated controls make it easy to use just about anywhere.


If you are looking to get a massage from something that is more automated and less DIY. Learn More about a Back Massager.

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